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Style Me Pretty – Vegas Inspiration to Reality

As you probably already know, I have a very big crush on a certain ultra stylish wedding website (Style Me Pretty). Abby, Elaine and all the girls at SMP are my kind of people – also obsessed with details and pretty things. So I was absolutely delighted to be a part of their new feature called the “Inspiration to Reality Challenge.” I love the whole concept and how it works! Each region puts together a team of fantastic wedding vendors, then they choose an inspiration board designed by one of SMP’s readers and put their creative juices together to bring it all to life.

I’m beyond excited to share some photos from the Inspiration to Reality shoot that our Las Vegas team put together – and that it’s a 4-part feature on the front page of Style Me Pretty this weekend!

Our shoot took place at one of my FAVORITE ceremony and reception locations here Vegas, the gorgeous Springs Preserve! I loved how the blues popped against the warm desert backdrop. And our model bride, Gabi looked stunning with hair & makeup all done up by Allyson, Lauren & Monet at Las Vegas Style Sirens.


The Vera Wang gown provided by Dawn at Couture Bride Salon was THE perfect fit. And the whole look and style was a great match for the vintage aviation theme Tracey (of Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge) came up with based off the movie The Aviator.

I first saw this dress on Gabi a couple weeks before the shoot. A bunch of us girls were hanging out in the bridal salon while Dawn was trying different dresses on Gabi. It was too funny because it was almost as if we were her bridesmaids. When she came out with this gown on there was one big synchronized “Oohh!” It was definitely THE ONE.

The ensemble was topped off by Stella & Dot Jewelry from stylist Carrie Hogan and a fantastic blue veil from MUMO hair accessories.


style-me-pretty-wedding-shoot-springs-preserve-las-vegas-3Jesus (our groom – who also happens to be the Catering Manager at Springs Preserve) was looking pretty darn sharp as well.

Style Me Pretty Shoot | Springs Preserve in Las VegasStyle Me Pretty Shoot | Springs Preserve in Las Vegas

Style Me Pretty Shoot | Springs Preserve in Las Vegas

Details, details, details – I was definitely lovin’ all the eye candy! From the amazing feather bouquet by Emplume, the totally unique cakelets by Kristen at Gimme Some Sugar (SO love this idea to have multiple smaller cakes rather than one main one, or in addition to the main one), signature drink by Dress the Drink, peacock chair decor by Wildflower Linens, beautiful centerpiece by Randi at Naakiti Floral, the invitations that arrive in a vintage steamer trunk by Tifany at Gourmet Invitations, and so much more!

Style Me Pretty | Invitation by Gourmet Invitations

Gimme Some Sugar | Wedding Cakes | Las Vegas, NV"The Plume" Signature Drink by Dress the Drink

Be sure to hit up Style Me Pretty to see a ton more images in the 4-part feature! Here’s the links:

Style Me Pretty Shoot | Springs Preserve in Las VegasAnd I saved the best for last….

Here’s the behind the scenes video created by my incredibly talented other-half, Jayse!


BIG shout out and thanks to everyone that helped make this shoot a reality!! It was a blast working with such an awesome team people. :-)

  • February 28, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    ohana photographers - that’s the stuff right there!!! love that second shot! love.

  • February 28, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    Tracey Kumer-Moore - Just an unbelievable, inspiring day from the board to everyone involved and perfectly captured by the fab Chelsea & Jayse!
    I had a blast working with everyone and the two of you from the spark of brilliance in my office when we found “OUR Inspiration” to the shoot day and beyond!
    Can’t wait to do this again. You two ROCK! Let’s go celebrate some awesome work.

  • March 1, 2010 - 12:11 am

    Juliet Douglas - So beautiful!  And I finally got the chance to view the video and it’s amazing!!  Good job Chelsea, Jayse, Tracey, and the entire team!

  • March 5, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    Dennise - The beauty you all were able to capture is just unbelievable…  Chelsea, your images are out of this world!  If someone needs ideas for a wedding, here they are!  And Jayse, you just bring such life through your videos!!  Awesome you two!

  • March 5, 2010 - 11:55 pm

    Wendhy - LOVE it! AMAZING photos & video!

  • March 12, 2010 - 7:28 am

    Cherie Hogan - Hi Chelsea! It’s Cherie from WPPI.  Ive been trying to figure out why the picture of the bride with the blue sky behind her is so stunning and I think I figured it out, the color of the sky matches the blue hair piece she’s wearing! Did you do that on purpose? I might have to try that!
    Anyways, love your work! So glad I got to meet you! Hopefully I’ll see you at a PUG meeting! Remember to email me if you need assistance at your next wedding!

  • March 19, 2010 - 10:07 am

    Susan - These are all perfectly stunning, Chelsea, but that second image took my breath away! The color is amazing.

  • March 19, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    Suzi Lighten - I’ve been meaning to comment. Wow, you two! Wow! You and Jayse are a not only adorable together as a couple but a great match for working behind your lenses together. That video rocked!

  • March 20, 2010 - 10:44 am

    Emily - OH. MY. WORD. These are PERFECT!!!!   I’m am just spinning – I love these so much and the video is absolutely amazing!  All around great job!

  • March 20, 2010 - 8:26 pm

    E.N. - ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Everything about it – fantastic detail shots and definitely one of the best videos I’ve seen. Great work everyone involved!

  • March 23, 2010 - 11:36 pm

    Terrence Lighten - Just saw the photos, they are amazing, goes along with the amazing video…

  • April 22, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    Happy Earth Day! » Chelsea Nicole – Alternative Style Wedding Photography - […] – The Springs Preserve: This 180-acre environment-centered preservation is tucked away in the middle of the city, just 10mins outside of the busy Vegas strip. Whether you’re looking for something a bit different for your Vegas wedding or just looking for a place to explore and have a little fun while in town, the Springs Preserve is wonderful. For weddings images from here, check out a few of my recent features on Style Me Pretty – Whitney & John’s Wedding and the Vegas Inspiration to Reality. […]

  • April 29, 2010 - 7:08 pm

    Shannon Stuno - Love the lighting, colors & everything!  Gorgeous!

  • October 19, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    Sidd Rishi - Stunning photos :) Love it!!

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